TITLE FIGHT ANOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES
Kingston, PA four-piece Title Fight have announced fall North American tour dates. The band will be hitting the road in support of their third full length album and Anti- Records debut Hyperview, which was released earlier this year. The tour will begin October 22nd in Columbus, OH and wrap November 5th in Dallas, TX. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 19 at 10am local time. Title Fight will also make several festival appearances including MusicfestNW, FYF Fest, Fest and Fun Fun Fun.
X AMBASSADORS VIDEO “RENEGADES”
Indie-rockers from Ithaca, NY, X Ambassadors, will release their debut album VHS June 30th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. VHS was produced by GRAMMY-winner Alex Da Kid, who signed them to his KIDinaKORNER label. The band will be out on the road this spring/summer playing festivals, including Bonnaroo and Firefly as well as joining Milky Chance on their summer tour.
THE DODOS NEW VIDEO
The Dodos have announced North American tour dates for this Fall, supporting Mew, September 17 thru October 11, along with a performance at Otalith Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada. The San Francisco duo will first do a special hometown performance at The Academy of Science on July 9, all in continued support of their sixth full-length album, Individ, which arrived in January on Polyvinyl Records (Dine Alone Records in Canada/Morr Music in Europe).
FRANK TURNER VIDEO FOR “THE NEXT STORM” PREMIERES TODAY
British singer-songwriter Frank Turner will release a new album, entitled Positive Songs For Negative People, on August 7th via Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor UK /Interscope. Standard and deluxe versions are available for pre-order via all participating retailers. Those who pre-order HERE will receive instant downloads of the tracks “Get Better” and “The Next Storm,” as well as a unique pre-order code allowing them to purchase tickets for Turner’s upcoming fall tour before they go on-sale to the general public this Friday.
TEARJERKER NEW SINGLE
Toronto-based band Tearjerker will release their new album Stay Wild on July 17. The album is available for pre-order via iTunes. The band also shared the album’s first single “Obviously Wrong” which is streaming and available to share via SoundCloud. The track is also available to purchase via BandCamp.
VOICE COILS PREMIERE “AN ATRIUM” (FEAT. MITSKI) ON STEREOGUM
“An Atrium” picks up where the band’s debut 7″ left off, further advancing their impressive sonic trajectory, a genre defying sound that strains against its earthly confines for some distant celestial temple. Both intricate and melodic, the music on Heaven’s Sense is once again buoyed by the angelic vocals of Mitski, whose debut album Bury Me At Makeout Creek helped turn her into a critical darling in late 2014. The band will take the stage to celebrate the release of Heaven’s Sense on June 29th at Roulette in Brooklyn.
FAMILY OF THE YEAR PREMIERES LEAD SINGLE “MAKE YOU MINE”
On September 4, Family Of The Year will release the highly anticipated self-titled studio album via Nettwerk Records.
Recorded in Berlin and back home in Los Angeles, the alt-rock foursome delivers an exciting musical progression with a more electric sound than previous releases. Taking on new subject matters, the band’s assorted instrumentation and lyrical arc are emblematic of the last three years on the road and finding success here and abroad.
Detroit based rock outfit Harlow –Lauren Weaver, Kelly Weaver, Joe Allen, and Kevin Razlog – have just released their very first music video for their lead single off their forthcoming debut full length. The single is the title track from Shattered and the music video for it was directed by Sam Logan. Harlow’s Lauren had this to say, “We’re so proud and excited to share our hard work with everyone. Thank you so much to everyone who had a part in the making of this video and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!” The band will be playing this year’s Dirtfest before touring this fall and winter.
Ghost have declared the release date of their third sacred psalm, Meliora, would be August 21st on Loma Vista Recordings. The body of work is the follow up to 2013’s heralded INFESTISSUMAM and is available for pre-order beginning today HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a complimentary download of album track “Cirice” (stream HERE). Late last month the congregation revealed a video of the summoning of Papa III which was immediately picked up by VH1 on its VH1 Classic Channel.
LITTLE GREEN CARS ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES WITH HOZIER
Glassnote recording artist, Little Green Cars will join Hozier on his North American tour this fall beginning September 29th in New York at Radio City Music Hall and ending October 23rd in Berkeley at the Greek Theatre. All confirmed dates are below.
Little Green Cars are currently working on their second full-length album for release in early 2016 via Glassnote Records. After their debut LP, Absolute Zero, MTV declared the band ‘Artist to Watch’.
TORONTO URBAN ROOTS FESTIVAL (TURF) ANNOUNCES THE PIXIES WILL CLOSE OUT THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL
TURF, Downtown Toronto’s boutique summer roots music festival held September 18 through 20 at Fort York/Garrison Common, is excited to announce THE PIXIES as the Sunday evening headliner. The legendary Boston quartet will close out the three day festival which also features headliners Wilco, Of Monsters and Men, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Neko Case, Cake, The Avett Brothers and more. Also added to the bill are Heartless Bastards, Ottawa’s Jim Bryson, Philly’s Hop Along and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis from the UK.
NEVER SHOUT NEVER TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Alternative pop band Never Shout Never, aka Christofer Drew and his fellow bandmates,will release their brand new, highly-anticipated studio album, entitled Black Cat, on August 7th via Warner Bros. Records. The album will be available for pre-order starting today, June 9th. The first single from the album “Hey! We OK,” will be available as an instant download for those who pre-order.
YEARS & YEARS ANNOUNCE FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR + “KING”
Interscope Records artists Years & Years will hit the road for a fall North American tour that begins on September 14th in Toronto and visits cities across the U.S. before concluding two weeks later in Los Angeles, CA at The Wiltern.
The London-based electro-pop trio will be touring in support their debut full-length album, Communion, which will be released on July 10th via all digital and physical partners. The album is available for pre-order now at all digital retailers. Years & Years current single “King” not only hit No. 1 on the U.K. Singles chart, it also entered the Top 40 chart last week here in the U.S. at No. 40. The song’s accompanying video has racked up over 42 million views on Vevo.
SHIPS HAVE SAILED “DRIVE”
Last week LA-based electro pop trio Ships Have Sailed premiered their video for “Drive” on PureVolume. The band’s spearhead, Will Carpenter, had this to say about the videos creation:
“Capturing tenderness, romance, passion, angst, fury, nostalgia and regret within 4 minutes is a lofty goal! Everyone involved had to step outside their comfort zone to try and make it happen.”
TAYLOR BERRETT’S ROMANTIC VIDEO FOR “HYPNOTIZE ME”
Taylor Berrett’s video for new single “Hypnotize Me,” a pop powerhouse song about the decision to let yourself be vulnerable to love, is premiering today with Idolator. Idolator lauds Taylor’s music as “a collection of honest, insightful tunes documenting the 22-year-old’s experiences in life and love,” adding how excited they are to be exclusively premiering the video for the new single.
STURGILL SIMPSON CONFIRMS FALL TOUR
Sturgill Simpson will embark on a nationwide U.S. tour this fall, including newly announced shows at Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre, New York’s Beacon Theatre and DC’s Lincoln Theatre. Additional dates will be announced shortly. The fall tour follows Simpson’s extensive summer tour, which includes upcoming appearances at Firefly Music Festival, Big Barrel Country Music Festival, FarmBorough Festival, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, Forecastle, Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza among many others.
WATKINS FAMILY HOUR’S “NOT IN NOTTINGHAM” PREMIERES AT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Watkins Family Hour’s “Not In Nottingham” premiered yesterday at Entertainment Weekly and can now be streamed/shared via SoundCloud and purchased at iTunes. The song is from the world-renowned collective’s debut, self-titled album, which will be released July 24 on Family Hour Records via Thirty Tigers. Watkins Family Hour features siblings Sara and Sean Watkins along with Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg.
HAPPYNESS VIDEO ON PASTE
The band had a whirlwind 2014, which ultimately saw the South London trio hit CMJ (making NPR’s top picks), make NME’s Best Newcomers list, as well as The Sunday Times Best Albums of The Year.
Happyness are a 3 piece band from South London, formed of multi-instrumentalists Ash Cooper, Benji Compston and Jonny Allan.
DETROIT ROCKERS WILSON STREAM NEW SONG “WAITING FOR THE WORLD TO CAVE IN”
Ferocious rockers Wilson have premiered their new track “Waiting For The World To Cave In” today with Metal Injection. The high powered song is off their upcoming album, Right To Rise, out on June 29th via Razor & Tie. The band’s sophomore album was produced by rock powerhouse Johnny Andrews (Halestorm, All That Remains, Three Days Grace). Pre-order the album now on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon
Wilson is currently out on tour with Nothing More followed by a tour with Crobot. Catch the whiplash worthy head banging set throughout North America.
Nex2Kin “DAMN THAT SHIT”
Chicago based duo, Nex2Kin (@nex2kin) today dropped their newest single Damn that Shit (produced by @GreatLakez). The single is also featured on the group’s upcoming mixtape “Cheeks and Drinks,” which is set to be released late this summer. The upcoming project “Cheeks and Drinks” is mastered by Paris Bueller and produced by his team of BandKamp Muzik Group producers. “Cheeks and Drinks” includes features from artists Scotty ATL, Young Lyxx, Derty Harry on Daily, Prophet Jewel, Vince Blak and Black da Don.
JASMINE V RELEASES “RENEGADES”
Jasmine V releases a Spanish version of “Renegades,” a remake of the X Ambassadors track. “Renegades” will also be featured in an upcoming Jeep commercial and the single is now available for digital download and streaming. Jasmine V will join Jake Miller on his Dazed And Confuzed Tour starting July 8 in Sayreville, NJ.
THE THINGS THEY CARRIED EP TEASER
Revival Recordings’ The Things They Carried are set to release their debut EP, Melancholia, on Tuesday, June 23rd. Shawn Milke (Alesana vocalist, President of Revival Recordings) produced the EP alongside engineer Neil Engle (Dance Gavin Dance, Alesana, A Skylit Drive).